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Remembering Dougal: A Lancaster Bomber Pilot

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:14 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Dougal (1922-1943) was a Lancaster bomber pilot with 57 Squadron who was shot down by Major Martin Drewes on 26 June 1943, just a few weeks before his 21st birthday. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Dougal is buried with his crew on the island on Texel, off the coast of the Netherlands.

History

Item list and details

1. A photo and biography of Dougal. 2 A photo of his Lancaster crew. 3 The front and reverse of a photo of Major Drewes which indicates that the fifth kill on his aircraft is that of Dougal's Lancaster.

Person the story/items relate to

Acting Flight Lieutenant Dougal Hamish Reid DFC RAFVR

Person who shared the story/items

Joan Reid

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

Dougal is my husband Andrew's uncle.

Type of submission

Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

Record ID

91426